Born: May 7, 1939, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Dr. Miloš Komac was born on May 7, 1939, in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

He graduated from the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Science and Technology. He obtained his B.Sc. in Technical Technology, in 1963 his M. Sc. in Material Science, and his Ph. D. in 1970 in Chemical Science, all from the same University.

Almost all of his working life, from 1961 to 1991, he devoted to Jozef Stefan Institute, Department of Ceramics in Slovenia. He had many interests, but the most important results he showed in fields of research in Material Science, High-temperature engineering ceramics, and Nuclear fuel cycle.

Dr Komac was also a Guest Scientist at Nuclear Research Center in Karlsruhe, Germany in 1971. In 1979 he was a Visiting Professor at South Carolina State University, USA and in 1990 was a Guest Scientist at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

From 1991 until his retirement in 2006 he was working in the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia, where he was, as a State Secretary, responsible for evaluating the financing of scientific research, developing science and technology policies, international cooperation, technology foresight.

He was also a representative of Slovenia in several international boards related to science and technology and a member of the Slovenian Chemical Society, MIDEM (Microelectronic, Components, Materials), SATENA (Slovenian Academic Natural Science and Technology), International Science and Technology Forum Bled.